Tuesday, June 5, 2012


8"x8" oil on canvas

This is my latest commission I just finished. She's for a father's day gift :) She was so much fun to paint!! Cute pose! I'm onto the next paintings...I love keeping busy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


10"x10" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

My daughter took a picture of a friend's little pup while he was on her lap and I just had to paint him.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"Raven in the Woods"

8"x8" oil on canvas

This one speaks for itself, colorful. I had fun with dotting the leaves freely on this one. Very loosly done which I enjoy doing in between some of my more detailed works.

"Light as a Feather"

8"x10" on Ampersand board

I loved working on this smooth surface; my paint feathered so smoothly over the surface. I will definately use this board again, especially for other feather paintings. This is actually my first, detailed feather I've ever done. I did a small 2x3 real quick, but I won't count that.

"Flag of Freedom 2"

8"x10" oil on panel

This is a smaller version of the flag I just recently finished and framed. I enjoyed keeping my strokes painterly on this one and in some areas adding colors you wouldn't think would work.

"The Three Stooges"

"16x20" oil on canvas

Pears are one fruit that I don't get sick of painting. If I feel like painting something I don't have to think about I usually turn to these to paint. I did have these in three shades of pear colors, but it wasn't working. They harmonize now.

Monday, April 23, 2012


"10x10" oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This guy was fun to paint! I put the background under color down and like it so much I kept it. It's so fun to paint black, there are so many colors that reflect on it. He might fly east, still waiting to find out.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


18"x24" oil on canvas

Another painting of of my buddy Bug, only on a larger canvas. He's a very sociable cat that thinks he's a dog. He keeps me company and a lot of the times lives by his name, a bug! I did a 6x8 a couple of years ago as well. I have one more of him that I've been working on as well. I think three of Bug might be enough?? Or maybe not.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Revise to "A Key to it All"

In this photo, the angle shows the actual OLD, VERY OLD, nail that I incorporated into this painting.
8"x10" oil on panel - REVISED

I had a different background on this key and I wasn't loving it. So, I made it hang on old barn wood. It looks 10x better. I've had many paintings that I've just changed the background and it makes ALL the difference. It's just paint and can be painted over!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

"Catching Air"

15"x30" oil on canvas

This is a Short-eared Owl. I've been working on this one on and off. Infact, I finished the face first. I think I was intimidated by his wings. The blending of the background was challenging, but very rewarding when completed.

Friday, February 24, 2012


6"x8" oil on panel SOLD

I just completed another dog commission. She'll be going to Virginia Beach. I've been working on two 30x40 paintings and put them to the side to get back to my small commissions. I love my small paintings, but I do enjoy the challenge of painting large. I guess it's a balance!!

"Cedar Waxwing"

8"x10" oil on canvas - NFS

These are common berry eaters in the Adirondacks. I'm donating this painting to the Old Forge Library for their silent auction this spring. My mom-in-law and I made a trade this past summer :) I really enjoyed painting this one. When we were there last summer one of these little dudes unfortunately hit a window on the a-frame.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

"And What are You Having?"

24x36 - oil on canvas SOLD

This is a commission I did for a girl friend. She challenged me to do some wine bottles, something I've never painted. And of course she wanted it large. It took me some time, but I've finally have completed it and it's now hanging in her home. I think I'll be doing more wine related items.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Family 4-ever"

15"x30" oil on canvas - nfs

This is a painting I did for my daughter, Megan. She loves elephants!! This painting came so quick for me. A true pleasure to paint. My signiture was different for this one because it was for her. She calls me Marmee, from a favorite movie of mine, "Little Women". They called their mother Marmee. I watch this movie mostly during the Christmas season...her memory, like elephants, didn't fail her. I hope to paint more elephants!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

"Owl Be Up All Night"

11x14 oil on canvas

I painted yet another wonderful species in the owl family. Across the street from where I live is the Cleveland National Forest, so at night when I have my window open in my studio I hear the wonderful calls of these magnificent owls. The Great Horned Owl is the most commonly known owl call. I have a few more owls I'm currently working on and will post those soon. I also have many more other paintings that I'm currently working on. Yes, I love to multi-task. ALL good!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Mini Cooper"

8"x8" oil on gallery wrapped canvas - SOLD

This was an actual first for me, painting a Golden Retriever puppy. He was a joy to paint, very fluffy. The recipient cried when it was given to her...she truely enjoyed her gift!


8"x10" oil on canvas board - SOLD

This was a painting I did for a friend for Christmas of her Puggle. He was adorable and just had to paint him...it was a surprise to her and her family! Isn't that the best kind.